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Malaria is a tropical disease which can be transmitted by mosquitoes that live in Malaria zones. It’s a very serious disease, causing symptoms like a high fever, headaches, vomiting and diarrhoea, and it can be fatal if you experience complications.
As well as using insect spray and bug nets, you should take medication to prevent malaria if you’re going to be travelling to an area where the disease is a risk. You’ll usually need to prepare for malaria before travelling to tropical regions in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, as well as some parts of the middle east and some Pacific islands.
Remember, your final treatment will be decided by our prescribers based on your answers provided within your consultation. You will be asked to indicate a preferred treatment option from a selected list after completion of your consult.
You take anti-malarials before and during your trip to protect yourself from illness, and you should make sure to finish the course as health care professionals recommend.
They work by killing the malaria parasites as they try to grow and develop within your body, but it’s essential to take the full course of tablets so their protection will build up and be effective right away if you do come into contact with the illness on your travels.
If they’re taken properly, antimalarial tablets can reduce your risk of getting malaria by up to 90%.
If you are going to travel into a malaria zone, start a short consultation with our prescribers so they can get a better idea of your general health and the country you’re planning on travelling to.
If they think it’s right for you, they can provide a prescription for malaria prevention tablets which are right for you and will work effectively in the area you’re visiting.